County League loss for Spalding’s B side

Spalding Town Bowls Club under-25 singles winner Jordan Philpott has been called up to play for England in February.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Spalding Town Bowls Club under-25 singles winner Jordan Philpott has been called up to play for England in February. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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It was tough going early on for Spalding B when they played at Louth on Saturday in their latest Lincs League Division 2 fixture.

Spalding won two rinks and got four points with their best winning rink consisting of D Groves, R West, I Stafford & T Bell.

Captain for the day was R Walpole.

In friendly action, Spalding played the first round of the friendly matches for the Welland Salver Trophy against Stamford on Saturday.

With Stamford only able to provide 18 players for the rinks game, this had to be changed to triples, with several Spalding players standing down.

Stamford gained an early lead, being nine shots ahead after five ends.

By half way, despite Spalding’s fight-back, Stamford had increased their lead

by 32 shots.

The final result was a victory for Stamford by a 104-71 margin.

Best winning rink for Spalding, with a score of 18-16, was Chris Broughton, Sam Richardson and Mick Jennings (skip).

Captain for the day was Geoff Craft.

Spalding made progress in the Egham Trophy, as their national mixed team beat Grantham on Sunday to

set up a clash with Lincoln on December 20.

Spalding led early on and remained in control throughout, winning on all four rinks and posting a 109-57 winning scoreline.

l Young Spalding talent Jordan Philpott is celebrating an international call-up.

Jordan will represent England in the Under 25 International Series, which is being held on home soil, in Bristol, on February 20 and 21.

He will make his debut at number two, with Tom Bishop, from Cyphers, leading, while Kingsthorpe’s Connor Cinato and Swale’s Perry Martin form the back-end.